CNG prices inflated by Rs22 per kg in Sindh

A Pakistani employee of a service station helps drivers to form a queue to fill their vehicles with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Karachi, 04 July 2005. Pakistani authorities have raised the price of CNG, an alternative and cheaper fuel compared to petrol, by 5.81 percent. The Pakistani government last week also increased petroleum product prices by an average of over three percent to adjust to the rise of oil prices in the international markets that hit 60 US Dollars a barrel. AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI / AFP / AAMIR QURESHI

The compressed natural gas (CNG) stations’ owners of Sindh on Saturday inflated the prices by Rs 22 per kg after the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) notified increase in gas tariff.

After the hike in the prices, the Compressed Natural Gas will be retailed at Rs 104 per kg in Sindh province.

The government has increased the rates for the CNG sector in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 40 per cent to Rs980 from Rs700 per unit.

Earlier on Thursday, the government notified increase in gas prices for seven different gas consumption slabs, with 10 per cent hike for lowest slab and 143 per cent rise for the highest gas consuming slab.

Following the ECC decision of September 17, 2018, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) notified the gas prices for domestic, commercial, industrial, power, fertilizer, cement and CNG sector consumers of both the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL).